Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Biz Break | 48 Days to the Work You Love

Wow. What a book! Dan Miller killed it with this one. For real. 

"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." - Henry David Thoreau. 
See that word confidently? I think that is the key in this quote. You can't just go 'willy-nilly' in the direction of your dreams and expect success. You've got to be confident in setting goals and making a road map to achieve them. In 48 Days to the Work You Love, Dan gives you a step-by-step plan to gain the confidence you need to advance in the direction of your dreams. He turns concepts into action items.

My review: 5 out of 5 stars
This book is for anyone that is going to do some sort of work in their life. I am doing 'the work I love' and it helped me create a plan of action to reach my life goals.  

Nuggets form this book...
What is success?
"Success is not a future event--it is the 'progressive realization of worthwhile goals.' Thus, either you are successful today or you are not."

ALL of Chapter 3: Creating A Life Plan.
"Everyone has a vocation or calling. It's not something reserved for a chosen few who end up as pastors, priests or monks."

In life, there are 7 Areas of Achievement: Family, Physical, Personal Development, Spiritual, Career, Financial and Social.
An unbalanced life does not lead to success. "Make the decision now to have success in all 7 areas. Learn to recognize when you are making a withdrawal or a deposit physically, spiritually, etc. Without clearly defined goals in each of these areas, the activities of your life will reflect the desires of those around you."

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